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imig93

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so i replaced my old valves with new ones…. when i turned the water back on it was dripping for a few mins then stopped?
 

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No way for me to tell you how tight you did or didn’t tighten it.

Sounds like it may be under tightened.
 

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So, is it currently leaking? When it was leaking, was the water coming from the compression fitting, or the spigot?
 

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Pictures? If it's not leaking anymore, you are fine.
 

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I agree ma'am, but just curious why it was leaking in the first place, and is it installed correctly. Being a 1/4 turn, I guess it is possible that crud from the change over could have made it drip from the spigot for a bit, until the handle was rotated a few times to eliminate the crud. That's why I was curious as to where the leak originated from.

I know when I hired a company to repipe my old house, compression fittings were used exclusively. Two days after they left, I had a compression fitting, which was obviously not tightened properly, blow off, landing 10 feet away, and caused a gusher until I shut off the water and secured it probably.
 
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